Jun 14 - 16 2018
39th Annual National Sacred Harp Singing Conventio...

39th Annual National Sacred Harp Singing Conventio...

Presented by Annual National Sacred Harp Singing Convention at Fultondale Friendship Hall

Come join us for three days of Southern hospitality, fellowship and shape note singing from the Sacred Harp Hymnal, originally published in Hamilton, Georgia in 1844. The National Sacred Harp Singing Convention was started here in Birmingham in 1980 and has been held here each June since. The National is the only three-day convention in existence (most S.H. Conventions are two-day events, usually Saturday and Sunday). The National is the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Father’s day. Sacred Harp sings are participatory events. There are no rehearsals and no performances. People who love the unique style and traditions of Sacred Harp gather to sing Hymns, Odes, and Anthems from the Sacred Harp Hymnal. Last year there were 325 people from 20 US states, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Visitors and listeners are welcome to attend.

Convention Websitehttp://home.olemiss.edu/~mudws/pix/SacredHarp2018Small.jpg

The convention website has directions to the hall, special events on Thursday and Friday night, and a list of motels offering discounted rates for the convention.

Admission Info

Open to the public at no charge

Phone: 205-879-1909

Email: pgwhite1909@gmail.com

Dates & Times

2018/06/14 - 2018/06/16

Additional time info:

Doors open at 8:00 am each day. Also a covered dish lunch is served from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Location Info

Fultondale Friendship Hall

1024 Old Walker Chapel Road, Fultondale, AL 35068

Accessibility Info